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Glaciaton of Southern Victoria Land

  • Gunter Faure
  • Teresa M. Mensing
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Abstract

The late Cenozoic (Neogene) history of the Transantarctic Mountains included several episodes when the East Antarctic ice sheet overflowed the mountains. The resulting glaciations of the Transantarctic Mountains caused major topographic changes which became apparent after the ice sheet subsided for the last time. Therefore, the landscape of the present Transantarctic Mountains has evolved as a result of the climate changes during the Neogene which caused the advance(s) and subsequent retreat(s) of the East Antarctic ice sheet and set the stage for the most recent geomorphic and hydrologic evolution of the ice-free valleys of southern Victoria Land.

Keywords

Glacial Deposit Lateral Moraine Glacial Meltwater Alpine Glacier Outlet Glacier 
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  1. 1.School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar Research CenterThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar Research CenterThe Ohio State UniversityMarionUSA

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